By CHUSA SICHONE-
FORMER Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Maxwell Nkole has died. He was 62.
Mr Nkole’s son Kampamba confirmed the death of his father in an interview in Lusaka yesterday.
Kampamba said his father died at his Foxdale home in Lusaka in the early hours of yesterday after an illness.
“We have really lost a pillar in the family. Everybody looked up to him, he was our everything,” he said.
Mr Nkole, a criminologist by profession, once served as deputy commissioner of police besides working for the United Nations for a number of years.
Former President Levy Mwanawasa appointed him Task Force on Corruption chairperson in 2005 until 2009 when his contract expired.
President Michael Sata then appointed Mr Nkole Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in October, 2011, the position he held until he was retired in national interest in November last year.
Mr Nkole is survived by six children and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral is being held at plot number 3073, along Zambezi Road in Foxdale residential area.