Tapiwa Masenda

Versions of names: Тапива Масенда

Masenda Tapiwa is the Provincial Youth Chair at the Zimbabwe African National Union — Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. He is also the President of the Zimbabwe International Youth Investment Council.


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


Zimbabwe African National Union — Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF)

Ordinary party member Provincial Youth Chair

Residents of Zimbabwe consider Russia their “big brother”; ties between our countries have recently become stronger. Therefore, when it became known that new regions wanted to join the Russian family, I wanted to come here and see with my own eyes how this was happening, especially since I had never been to Russia,” says Tapiwa Masenda, a lawyer from Zimbabwe. [Translated from Russian]

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.