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*Ken Sibanda was born on this date in 1975. He is a Black constitutional attorney, writer, and film director.
Born Kissinger Nkosinathi Sibanda in Qunu, Transkei South Africa, he is the sixth of seven children. He is the son of Andrew Sibanda, a politically active father with South Africa's African National Congress (ANC), and Lucia Taruvinga a nurse. He holds a law degree from the University of London (LL.B), (with honors) and a double Masters, in Litigation, from Temple Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia; and California Western School of law with a Masters in Federal defense.
Sibanda is a member of the Lemba Jewish tribe in South Africa. He has written for numerous publications including The Jerusalem Post and New York Amsterdam News. In South Africa, he has written for City Press, The Sunday Independent, and The Star. Sibanda is a frequent speaker on the Rule of Law and Human Rights known as Tecumseh to South Africans. His law practice focuses on international criminal law, human rights, litigation (State and Federal), and civil rights.
Regarding the film, Sibanda has worked as a writer, cinematographer, editor, and producer. As a film director working in the science fiction genre, some of his productions include. All Roads Lead to Rome (Short) 2014, Colony Venus (Short) 2013, Red Lined (Documentary short) 2012, and The Triangle (Short) 2011. Since 2014, Ken Sibanda has been President of the African Jewish Congress; a rights group in New York.