The international press, based on the claims of a South Korean diplomat, reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in a coma and his younger sister Kim Yo Jong has taken over the government in his absence.
The diplomat, named Chang Song-min, was working to help the South Korean president. “I can say he is in a coma, but his life is not over,” he told the South Korean media in a statement picked up by the New York Post. “A full succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is coming to the fore as a vacuum cannot be sustained for an extended period,” he said.
Although his successor has not been officially appointed, the North Korean governor’s younger sister has taken provisional control of government bodies. Kim Jong Un’s alleged state of coma comes after strong controversy and speculation about her health status, and even rumors that she had died.
At the end of April, the American media TMZ assured that the Korean dictator had died in a medical operation. Apparently, Kim Jong-un had suffered a heart attack during a visit to a rural area. He was admitted to a hospital to undergo surgery that would not have achieved its goal.
Although the sources seemed reliable, the dictator reappeared in May canceling all the rumors that are frequent about him. Now we have to wait for confirmation and more information on whether the state of coma in which he is supposed to be now is true or not.