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Zimbabwe official in murder case

At a special court session in the central police station, Wednesday, Ed gar Tekere, a member of Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's government, was charged with the fatal shooting of a white farmer.

The move is potentially the greatest blow to Prime Minister Mugabe's government since it took office on April 18, when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe under black majority rule.

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Mr. Tekere, who is manpower minister and also secretary-general of Mr. Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, is the third-making member of the ruling party and fourth-ranking member of the 23-member Cabinet.He has emerged as one of the most radical members of the new government, often at odds with Mr. Mugabe over the white minority role in Zimbabwe.