Lorato Venus Blennies

Versions of names: Винус Лорато Бленнис
Republic of South Africa

Lorato Venus Blennies is a South African politician who has been the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Youth, Women, Disability, Communication and E-Government of the Northern Cape and a Member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature since October 2022. Blennies is a member of the African National Congress.


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


African National Congress

Member of the regional parliament of Northern Cape Provincial Legislature

About 80% of South Africans support the residents of Donbass, Kherson, Zaporozhye in their desire to unite with Russia. My country as a whole is committed to freedom of expression, the ability to take part in what people want to participate in. Therefore, public opinion is to give the people a voice in choosing what they want to receive. [Translated from Russian]

https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/15864347 (2023-09-01)

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.