Prominent lawyer Steven Malama is dead, the Watchdog has been briefed.
Malama, who has been Kagem emeralds mine board chairman is said to have died one on a plane.
Circumstances are not yet clear but details trickling in indicate that he died in-flight on a trip from India.
When the plane landed in Ndola, the crew discovered that he was dead but still rushed to a hospital where he was recorded as Brought in Dead.
Malama was a senior legal practitioner with Jacques & Partners. Apart from Kagem, he served as a director on various boards in different industries, including Professional Insurance Corporation Limited, Zambezi Portland Cement, Professional Assurance Company Limited, Chambishi Metals Plc, Luanshya Copper Mines and Kariba minerals.