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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Characteristics of direct rule in zimbabwe

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Characteristics of direct rule in Zimbabwe.
a) Zimbabwe had a large number of European settlers with their population rising to 50,000 by 1931.
b) Many of the British settlers developed the attitude and consequently the belief that the territory was pre-ordained to be a white settler colony.
c) The territory was administered by a commercial company (B.S.A.C) for a long period ( 1890- 1923)
d) An administrator below who was a long chain of European civil servants performing simple administrative duties headed BSAC.
e) Direct method of administration was applied to the Africans who had initially resisted the intrusion.


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