A detective based at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Gokwe was stabbed to death by unknown assailants last week on Friday.
Lloyd Muchaiona and a colleague were attacked while they were on their way home from work.
Muchaiona later died from excessive bleeding while his Fanuel Chirori is battling for life after he was stabbed on the shoulder and thigh.
National Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident. He said:
On 19 March 2021, in Gokwe a police officer who was in the company of a friend and was on his way home from work, was stabbed with a knife on the thigh for an unspecified reason and he died on the spot.
His friend was also stabbed on the left shoulder and right thigh before being hurried to hospital by well-wishers.
The two suspects involved in the stabbings are still at large. Anyone with information on the case can contact any nearest police station or National Complaints Desk on (0242) 703631 or 0712800107.
In another incident, police in Kwekwe shot dead a 20-year-old man linked to assault and robbery cases after he resisted arrest and attacked police officers with a homemade knife.
Ass Comm Nyathi said the man was shot once on the chest and died after he resisted arrest and attacked three police officers with a knife after initially hiding in his bedroom.
The incident occurred on Monday last week in Amaveni, Kwekwe.