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Why did the British use Direct rule in Zimbabwe?

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Reasons for use of direct rule in Zimbabwe are;

  • The British wanted direct control of mineral wealth so as to maximize profit
  • Existed large number of Europeans to be used in administration
  • Zimbabwe lacked well established traditional systems of government.
  • Past resistance by the people of Zimbabwe made British lose trust in African leaderships.
  • The BSACO provided finances to pay for administrative costs.
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