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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Reasons for use of direct rule by the british in zimbabwe

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Reasons for use of direct rule by the British in Zimbabwe.
a) The British desired to fully control the economy of Zimbabwe and maximize on profit generation through direct involvement in administration.
b) The Shona and Ndebele resistance against British intrusion made the them not to trust the Matabele chiefs nor use them as British agents
c) There was lack of reliable political system to be used in indirect administration of the region.
d) Existence of enough B.S.A Co personnel on the spot who were familiar with the area as well as the British system of government.
e) Favourable climatic conditions and the expected rich mineral deposits attracted many settlers who later provided the necessary personnel.


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