Ziyanda Ncuru

Versions of names: Зиянда Нкуру, Ziyanda Mambathane Ncuru
Republic of South Africa

Ziyanda Ncuru has been identified by the Russian media as a member of the regional executive committee of the Communist League Youth of South Africa. However, based on her social media profiles and the shirts she wore during the referendum emblazoned with the African National Congress Youth League logo,  it appears her primary connection may be to the ANC’s Youth League. She, along with other members of ANC’s Youth League, appear to have been flown into Moscow on 22 September.


Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Donetsk to Russia


African National Congress

Ordinary party member African National Congress (Youth League)

Among the declared observers are the chairman of journalists of the Republika Srpska Daniel Simic [...], from South Africa - a member of the regional executive committee of the Communist Youth League of South Africa Ziyanda Nkuru... [Translated from Russian]

https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/15861321 (2023-09-18)

Corresponding elections

From 23 to 27 September 2022, the Russian forces organised a sham election process - pseudo-referendum as a pretext for the formal annexation of the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson by Russia. The annexation of the four regions was announced on 30 September 2022.