After eight British wars of conquest against an increasingly-desperate Xhosa nation of South Africa, the Xhosa ancestors are to return today in fulfilment of a prediction by a 16 year-old prophetess Nongqawuse (pic: right). They will drive Europeans into the sea, provide a bounty of food and clothing, make the elderly youthful again and begin a golden age. As a condition for their arrival, all Xhosa crops and cattle have been destroyed according to the prophetess’ decree. By day’s end, the prophet is not fulfilled. Mass starvation will begin, and the Xhosa people will be decimated.