Robert Moffat. Image credit MediaWiki

Robert Moffat. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Missionaries:The aims of missionaries in Zimbabwe

The missionaries who came to Zimbabwe had several aims

These included:

  • The main aim of spreading Christianity.
  • To promote legitimate trade between Europeans and Africans.
  • To campaign against slave trade and slavery in general.
  • To promote equality among all humankind and counter the racist attitudes exhibited by some of the early European settlers and explorers.
  • To confuse Africans.
  • To pave way for European colonisation of African states and kingdoms.
  • To develop an indigenous middle class that would maintain and staff their local churches.
  • To teach people so that they could be literate.

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