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State the reasons why the British used direct rule to administer Zimbabwe.

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  1. they had enough personnel who were familiar with the area as well as the British administration
  2. The British South Africa Company had enough finance to pay the administrators
  3. They aimed at controlling the economy of Zimbabwe to maximize profit
  4. They wanted to ensure complete control of the Africans to avoid resistance.
  5. Zimbabwe lacked a centralized system of government/The traditional system and indigenous political institutions since they had been destroyed during the British wars of conquest.
  6. the 1896 – 1897 Shona-Ndebele uprising shook European confidence in local administrators.
  7. The British aimed at establishing a British dominion settlement
  8. The British found the Zimbabweans uncooperative.
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