Uteni Kekana as SIPHO


Uteni Kekana was born in Pretoria, South Africa in the late 40’s. He grew up and attended school at the height of Apartheid oppression and extremely blatant police brutality. Forced removals of non-whites to “new locations” were common place. Mr. Kekana’s family was also forcibly relocated. With the help of the A.N.C., he was able to leave South Africa, albeit illegally; for studies abroad. Mr. Kekana attended medical school in the then U.S.S.R., and became a Physician and later an Actor. He says “Participation in this project, “The Encounter,” has made it even clearer to me that the cancer of bigotry is lethal to us all.”