The Portuguese introduced maize as a crop. Image credit

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Portuguese in the Zambezi Valley: Effects of the Prazo system

  • These were some of the effects of the Prazo system:
  • It led to Portuguese controlling more land
  • The Chikundas soldiers used by Portuguese to guard their land and supplies) became extremely powerful
  • Slavery and slave trade began
  • It led to de-Africanization of the African society
  • African chiefs lost their political powers to the prazeros
  • New farming methods and crops were introduced
  • For example maize

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