OBSERVATION: A History of Slavery states that the Khoikhoi "disintegrated within a matter of decades" through colonial intrusion, slavery, and forced labour. Locals say it was not disintegration, but eradication, when they had completed the walls. One old man said to me: "If they were not eradicated, then where did they go? Show me one who is left." I find no material which supports the oral history.