Cecil John Rhodes. Image credit MediaWiki

Cecil John Rhodes. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Colonisation of Zimbabwe:Reasons why Zimbabwe was colonized

  • There were several reasons why Zimbabwe was turned into a colony by the BSAC
  • Some these reasons include:
  • In order for Cecil John Rhodes to fulfill his Cape to Cairo dream
  • The colonisers were looking for a second rand in Zimbabwe
  • The colonisers were looking for new markets to sell their goods
  • The colonisers were looking for raw materials
  • The colonisers were looking for cheap labour
  • The British wanted to encircle the Boers and their territory
  • Some of the colonisers were looking for places in which to invest their additional capital and expand their businesses and holdings
  • The farmers amongst the colonisers were drawn by the rich fertile Savannah soils
  • Some missionaries thought it would be easier to convert the locals if the country became a colony

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