After has not been seen in public for ten months, the wife of Kim Jong-un is feared sick. or even executed.
As cited News24xx.com from TOI, North Korea’s ‘Respected First Lady’, Ri Sol-ju, 31, last appeared in state media on January 25, 2020.
At that time, she joined with her husband at a Lunar New Year performance at a theatre in Pyongyang. The couple were spotted sitting beside Kim’s 74-year-old aunt Kim Kyong-hui, who had been absent from public affairs for more than six years after helping him rise to power.
Then, since that time, Ri Sol-ju was not pictured at any of them. The most recent event at which Ri’s absence was notable was North Korea’s military parade on October 10, 2020 – an event she has previously appeared at.
Her unexplained disappearance has sparked speculation that she could have been executed by the ruthless dictator.
This is not a first-time cruel act for the dictator.
In December 2013, the husband of Kim Kyong-hui, Jang Song-thaek, 67, suffered execution, once after Kim Jong-un replaced his dead father Kim Jong-il, 70, two years earlier.
A source told Daily NK, a website run by defectors in Seoul, South Korea, there are three “rumours” circulating about her absence :
- Ri is suffering some sort of health issue.
- Some believe she is caring for Kim’s aunt, Kim Kyong-hui, seen at Lunar New Year event in January.
Kyong-hui, who is the younger sister of Kim Jong-il is thought to be in poor health.
It’s believed Kim has a lot of “affection” for his aunt after he executed her husband and makes sure she is “specially cared for” as he treats her like a “family elder”.
- Ri is focusing on the education of the couple’s daughter, who is said to have been born in 2013, which would make her old enough to go to primary school.
Some North Koreans reportedly believe that Ri, as Ju-ae’s mother, would naturally manage her daughter’s education-related activities, including those activities that focus on her role as the daughter of the country’s leader.
Another theory circulating in South Korea is that Ri’s disappearance is due to the coronavirus pandemic.