This report comes after recent news that Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, took over some of his power in North Korea.
A former aide to the former South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung named Chang Song-min is alleging that the Hermit Kingdom’s big man in charge is seriously ill following speculation about the leader’s limited appearances in public this year, according to the Mirror.
“I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,” Song-min told media in South Korea.
The former aide mentioned that the North Korean leader’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, has risen to assist in leading the country.
“A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period,” Song-min added.
The claims made by the former aide follow the actions of spies for South Korea who found that 33-year-old sibling Kim Yo Jong has begun serving as the leader’s “de facto second-in-command,” but she has not yet been deemed the successor to the dictator.
After a meeting with lawmakers behind closed doors, the National Intelligence Service that the shift of power is looking to, in part, “relieve Kim Jong Un’s stress from his reign and avert culpability in the event of policy failure,” according to the Yonhap News Agency.
“Kim Yo Jong, the first vice department director of the Workers’ Party Central Committee, is steering overall state affairs based on the delegation,” the Yonhap News Agency said.
Kim Jong Un has only made a handful of public appearances this year after rumors abound that he was hanging on for dear life in April after botched heart surgery.
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