North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has fallen into a coma, with a former South Korean official claiming based on reports that the northern leader has cited some of his power to his younger sister.
“I assessed him to be in a coma, but his life was not over,” The former South-East Korean President told the South Korean media.
The former aide said Kim Yo Jong, the leader’s younger sister, was roped in to help lead the country.
“A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is being exposed because the vacuum cannot be sustained for long,” he said.
Detectives from South Korea revealed that the 33-year-old siblings now serve as his “de-facto-in-command”, although his successor has not been named. The Yonhap Agency reported that in a closed-door meeting with lawmen, the National Intelligence Service said that his reign in the power shift was likely to offset (Kim’s) stress and on average be guilty in the event of a policy failure.
According to the agency, Kim Yo Jong is the first vice department director of the Workers’ Party Central Committee.
Kim has been seen publicly for a short time this year after rumors spread that he was battling for life in April because of a birthday heart operation.