Kim Jong Un’s daughter, Kim Ju Ae, will never rule North Korea because her father is losing his power as even his inner circle no longer trusts him, a defector now living in South Korea claimed.
South Korean lawmaker Thae Yong-ho was once a high-ranking North Korean diplomat, until he defected to South Korea in 2016.
Thae was a member of the National Assembly for more than two years, he was elected to be in the supreme council of South Korea’s ruling People Power Party, making him the first defector to enter into a South Korean political party’s leadership.
Thae said in an Interview with Radio Free Asia: ‘I think the North Korean regime will never make it to the fourth generation with Kim Ju Ae.
‘Since Kim Jong Un came to power, the North Korean regime has gone too far in a very unstable and abnormal direction over the past decade.’
There are ever generating public sentiments that Kim Jong Un will actually pass his position on to his daughter and not a son, after all, she has been seen with him in almost every official occasions.
Thae added that there were ever-changing players in the military and government leadership, which results in ‘no consensus or solidarity between Kim Jong Un and the leaders surrounding him’.
He implied that this builds distrust, which was why they personnel is constantly replaced.
Thae continued: ‘Next, young people who are growing up in North Korea have no loyalty to the North Korean system. They only value reality, and dream of a more open and prosperous country.
‘When they grow up and become the backbone of North Korea in their 40s and 50s, I believe that Kim Jong Un’s system will inevitably collapse.
‘He also doubted that Kim Jong Un will actually pass his position on to his daughter and not a son but reiterated that the North Korean dictator was building this image of a power succession over four generations whenever he can.
‘If Kim Jong Un is insecure about his health right now, let’s say he got sick today, then [his sister] Kim Yo-jong has no choice but to emerge as a replacement,’ he said and added: ‘To some extent, Kim Yo-jong would rule.