Here is Jean Pierre Misago's keynote address from the event hosted at Wits by the Mail & Guardian Africa and ACMS on Tuesday 3 March 2015 published on the M&G Africa news website: http://bit.ly/JPMisago-keynote
‘Prophets of doom’ warned of more xenophobic attacks in S. Africa; sadly they were right
VIOLENT attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa in May 2008 were followed by public and official condemnation and promises of “never-again”.
Realising that these pronouncements were not followed by concrete preventive measures, our research evidence suggested such violence was likely to reoccur. We, together with those who shared our predictions, were branded “prophets of doom”, hell-bent on tarnishing the image of the beautiful rainbow nation. How we wished our predictions were false!