Back in April, rumors were going around about Kim Jong Un, tyrant leader of North Korea, after he had not been seen for some time. The North Korean government never explained the leader's public absence which included the 108th birthday of his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.
Some said that the Korean leader had botched brain surgery. However, later a video was released showing Kim moving around during the completion of a factory near Pyongyang. According to a South Korean government official, their government believes there were no signs that a medical procedure had occurred.
After a video was released showing Kim moving around during the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, a South Korean government official told Fox News that “our government believes” there was no indication that a medical procedure had occurred.
Now, a South Korean diplomat is speculating that Kim Jong Un has fallen into a coma and his sister, Kim Yo Jong, is ready to step up and take over ruling the nation.
These claims come from Chang Song-min, a former aide to South Korea's late president Kim Dae-jung. Chang said to the South Korean media that Kim is in a coma "but his life has not ended."
“A complete succession structure has not been formed," added Chang, "so Kim Yo-jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period.”
This shocking allegation comes just days after a spy agency from South Korea said the leader had previously delegated part of his authority to his close aides, which included his younger sister.
During a private meeting with lawmakers last week, National Intelligence Service from South Korea said, "Kim Yo-jong, the first vice department director of the Workers' Party Central Committee, is steering overall state affairs on the delegation,” though Kim her brother still maintains “absolute authority.”
There is still a lot of doubt surrounding the diplomat's claims as this isn't the first time that Kim's prolonged absence from the public's eye has caused the rumor mill to speculate on his health.