The Sunday Mail
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating three murder cases involving members of the force that occurred in Bulawayo and Midlands provinces in the four days through March 19, 2021.
In a statement on Wednesday, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said one of the cases happened in Amaveni, Kwekwe, on March 15, whereby a 20-year-old man fatally shot by a police officer on duty who wanted to arrest him in connection with cases of assault and robbery.
“The victim resisted arrest and attacked three police officers with a home-made knife after initially hiding in his bedroom,” he said.
“He was shot once on the chest and succumbed to the injuries.
“On 18 March 2021, a police officer (30) clad in police uniform who was trying to restrain an attack on his friend was tripped onto the ground by three unknown men in Magwegwe, Bulawayo.
“The victim landed on the ground with the back of his head and died from the injuries sustained. The suspects are still at large.”
Meanwhile, on March 19, 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 died on the spot.
“His friend was also stabbed on the left shoulder and right thigh before being ferried to hospital by well-wishers.
“The two suspects involved in the stabbings are also at large.”