Jang Song Taek – the uncle who became the second most powerful man in North Korea and lead the transition from KJI to his son, has been stripped of his position and is now out. This follows the executions of his two deputies at the administrative department of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea on charges of “corruption and anti-party activities” last month. Jang was originally one of three top leaders in the DPRK to oversee the transition of power to Kim Jong Un.
The toppling of Jang is expected to lead to more changes in the DPRK hierarchy, if not more mysterious auto accidents or executions. More on Jang’s history is here.