North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has reportedly fallen into a coma
Kim Jong-Un has reportedly fallen into a comatose state.
According to the New York Post, Chang Song-min, a former aide to the late South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, recently informed South Korean media that he believes Kim Jong-Un has fallen into a coma. In addition to this, the former aide has claimed that the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo-jong is set to take control:
I assess him to be in a coma, but his life had not ended […] 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.
This report is said to come only days after Kim Jong-Un had delegated part of his authority.
Fox News has reported that Chang Song-min’s allegation has come ‘just days after South Korea’s spy agency said the North’s 36-year-old leader had delegated part of his authority to his close aides, including his younger sister’. Kim Yo-jong is the first vice department director of the Workers’ Party Central Committee and is believed to be ‘steering overall state affairs based on the delegation’.
Nevertheless, there is doubt as to whether or not this claim is actually true.
This is not the first time that rumors regarding Kim Jong Un’s health have surfaced. The leader’s absence from the public spotlight has fueled rumors on numerous occasions. For example, the Mirror reported that earlier this year, there were speculations as to whether or not the leader had died as a result of an intense heart surgery.
If Kim Jong Un were to die, there could be horrendous consequences.
According to Chris Mikul, ‘while no one likes to see the continued success of a brutal dictator, if Kim Jong-un had actually died… it’s not necessarily going to be a good thing for the world’. Mikul goes on to explain that if the regime were to fall, it could potentially result in the suicide of numerous people as everything they have ever believed will come crashing down when they realize they have been lied to.