North Korea: Kim's son a great successor

2011-12-19 10:01

Seoul - North Korea on Monday described Kim Jong-Un as the "great successor" after announcing the death of his father, leader Kim Jong-Il, from a heart attack at the age of 69.

"Standing in the van of the Korean revolution at present is Kim Jong-Un, great successor to the revolutionary cause of juche (self-reliance) and outstanding leader of our party, army and people," the official news agency said.

"Kim Jong-Un's leadership provides a sure guarantee for creditably carrying to completion the revolutionary cause of juche through generations, the cause started by Kim Il-Sung and led by Kim Jong-Il to victory."

Kim Jong-Il inherited power when his own father and founding president Kim Il-Sung died in 1994. He had been grooming his youngest son Jong-Un as his own eventual successor.

The son is in his late twenties and had little administrative experience before he was appointed to senior military and party posts in September 2010.

"All the party members, servicepersons and people should remain loyal to the guidance of respected Kim Jong-Un and firmly protect and further cement the single-minded unity of the party, the army and the people," the news agency said in an English-language report.

  • justin.schonegevel - 2011-12-19 10:05

    I hear a new season of uprising :) US??

      Squeegee - 2011-12-19 10:47

      This is the sort of democracy favoured by Juju and our current government.

      Paul - 2011-12-19 11:06

      Yeah, judging the pic he has the same fat cat chops...

  • David - 2011-12-19 10:09

    When are the see people going to come into the 21st century??

  • Carlin - 2011-12-19 10:10

    A man in his twenties is not temperate or experienced enough to lead a nuclear capable state. The potential for war is horribly large.

      stuart.steedman - 2011-12-19 10:30

      I think you'll find that the problem here isn't age, it's the special brand of idiocy that has been promulgated by the retarded genetics of the Kim family.

      Lyndatjie - 2011-12-19 12:50

      No worries Carlin... the way they work is to appoint one person as the figure head who is totally in control of the party at large. Just a figurehead... :0

  • Phumlani - 2011-12-19 10:16

    A Man in His Twenties, leading a country.....I have my doubts. His first lesson should be to keep a wife...

      cameronrh1 - 2011-12-19 10:44

      I find it quiet disturbing that your word of advice for a idiot who is about to inherit a country with nuclear capability, is that he should be able to keep a wife... i think a wife is the least of his worries.

      Cameronl - 2011-12-19 11:11

      @phumlani, dude that was just plain retarded..... us grown ups are talking here shoosh now and go play with your toys. No seriously now, what the hell has keeping a wife got to do with leading a country (a hostile nuclear country on top of it all) think before you type... please

  • Max - 2011-12-19 10:19

    What is wrong with these people? Are they masochists or just slow to grasp that they are being screwed?

      spartanx93 - 2011-12-19 10:29

      I think they know they are being screwed but are to scared to rise against their communist leaders.

      Werner - 2011-12-19 10:38

      whats wrong with the majority of SA citizens?

      Max - 2011-12-19 11:02

      Nothing Werner, we have come to accept the fact that the majority of SA citizens were disatvantaged with the creation of mandkind, but the Korean people can actually think.

  • Johan Britz - 2011-12-19 10:26

    Not even Tellytubbies have faces that round...

  • africanhope - 2011-12-19 10:31

    So North Korea is basically a Monarchy. Nice.

      AntiThesis - 2011-12-19 11:27

      More of a necrocracy

  • Piet - 2011-12-19 10:37

    And I thought ANC supporters are brainwashed!!!

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-19 11:01

    Just bomb them all.

  • Deon - 2011-12-19 11:09

    My hit list is getting shorter and shorter. When will it be the turn of Castro and Mugabe?

  • rlong1952 - 2011-12-19 13:38

    Time to take out the evil Kim family in NK, they have caused untold suffering, I hope the people of NK rise up against them and free themselves.

  • toibry - 2011-12-19 21:29

    God is the one who can do and prove better.

  • peter.vanachter - 2011-12-23 18:51

    And i had such hopes that these people might just be able to see a brad pitt movie....

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