Sir Goddfrey Huggins/Lord Marlven.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969: The Land Tenure Act (1969)

  • This was a more rigid and segregationalist law
  • It replaced the Land Tenure Act of 1931
  • The aim of the law was to create different areas for each race
  • It increased the division between the Europeans and Africans
  • The act propounded a policy similar to that of apartheid
  • Native Reserves were renamed Tribal Trust Lands
  • African were to live permanently in these settlements and could move to urban areas after gaining employment
  • Africans could not settle in European areas without permission which was almost never granted even if they had the means to do so

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