3 May 2020

The mysterious disappearance of Kim Jong Un

From Sunday Morning, 8:21 am on 3 May 2020

A North Korean defector came out this week saying Kim Jong Un's disappearance from public view suggests that he cannot stand up or walk by himself. New Zealand journalist Anna Fifield is the Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post and last year she wrote the book on the controversial North Korean leader. She joins the show from her lockdown in Havelock North.

A photo released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 2 reportedly shows Kim Jong Un attending a ceremony to mark the completion of Sunchon phosphatic fertilizer factory in South Pyongan province. The report cannot be independently confirmed.

Photo: AFP