Anglican Cathedral near the Zimbabwean Parliament

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Missionaries in Zimbabwe:Successes and Failures of Missionaries

  • Missionaries taught people how to read and write
  • They facilitated the colonization of Zimbabwe
  • They encouraged trade between foreigners and locals
  • Established schools and mission stations
  • They introduced western education
  • They translated, printed and distributed siNdebele and Shona grammar books
  • However they failed to convert the locals to their religions
  • They also could not stop some local religion and customs

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