Dr Boesak explained that the challenges would not disappear by themselves, or be "evaded by political escapism or moral neutrality". They would not be overcome by forgetfulness, political compromise or selective indignation, but would need to be addressed through a commitment to justice for "the poor, the weak, the marginalised, the wronged."
He concluded that ordinary South Africans, single-minded toward justice, would be able to achieve this together. "History may be written by the victor, and the past may be manipulated by the powerful; but the future is moulded by those who dream it and believe in it" and amongst those " who can help us face the past, confront it, overcome it", are the survivors of the harms of the past.
Khulumani's members are those who hold the dream of a future in which they are all meaningful and valued contributors as Khulumani continues its efforts "to realize a democratic society in which victims and survivors are recognized and valued for their contributions and draw on their experiences to serve as agents of transformation of the quality of life in the communities in which they live."