were already having an impact on all the people of Zimbabwe, both white and African.
As Muzorewa was growing up he was introduced to painful experiences of racism that alerted him of the need to do something to fight it. Early in his life he made a decision that he was not going to stand by and watch the colonial government abuse him and his people by denying them their legitimate rights as people. This is why he pursued his studies with a purpose only he could understand. During the height of the Smith government from 1964 to 1979, Muzorewa became increasingly aware that he would have to play a role effectively in the struggle for freedom for Africans in Zimbabwe. That, too, was a mission only he could understand and undertake.