"Our ancestors used to live off the water," he said. South Africans of colour have diverse backgrounds from parts of Africa and Asia; many Muslims in Cape Town, like Magmoet, have Southeast Asian heritage. "[We were] removed from whichever islands we came from – Indonesia, Malaysia – and brought here as slaves. Then we lived here [by the ocean] again. Again, we were removed… With apartheid, we were literally told that this is not for you, don't come here. I think that got fixed in our brains."