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Reasons for the fall of the Rozvi State

The attacks from the Mfecane migrates contributed to the fall of the Rozvi state. Image credit krugerpark.co.za

The attacks from the Mfecane migrates contributed to the fall of the Rozvi state. Image credit krugerpark.co.za

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Rozvi State: Reasons for the fall of the Rozvi State

The following factors led to the eventual fall of the Rozvi state:

  • The death of the Changamire Dombo who had founded the empire because of his charisma and military prowess.
  • The rise of Weak and uncharismatic leaders.
  • Succession disputes that were often accompanied by factionalism and
  • Civil Wars
  • The refusal to pay tribute by some vassal chiefs as a way of challenging the authority of the mambo over them.
  • Rebellions
  • Failure by the Tumbare to maintain law and order in the kingdom.
  • The decline of the gold trade.
  • The vast size of the state which made control and communication difficult.
  • The persistent droughts that afflicted the kingdom.
  • Attacks by the Mfecane groups such as the Shangaane.
  • Attacks by the Portuguese.
  • Attacks by the Hiya of Dondo area.

To access more topics go to the History Notes page.

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