Mugabe, Mo’ Problems – We price up ousted Zimbabwean president’s next move

Dictator more likely to pitch up in North Korea than UK, and could a YouTube career beckon?


Now Robert Mugabe’s reign as Zimbabwean President is all but over, our traders have priced up what’s next for the reviled dictator.

With regaining power in Zimbabwe a real long-shot – he’s 50/1 to be President again in the New Year – and a dead cert to seek refuge in South Africa (1/3).

They make North Korea (66/1) four times more likely than the United Kingdom (250/1) to be where he heads to – though there’s perhaps better value in the 100/1 that he starts a new nation, or 125/1 that he joins this year’s I’m A Celebrity line-up.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice-President who triggered the military coup-which-isn’t-a-coup, is the unsurprising favourite to be leading the African nation come January 1st (1/2) – with one-time rival Grace ‘Gucci’ Mugabe a distant 33/1.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Robert Mugabe’s reign appears to be over, and he’s going to need to relocate and start afresh.

“He might not have missed the boat of I’m A Celebrity, while the next best way to reinvent yourself is to start a YouTube channel. Though I dread to think what ‘tutorials’ he’d be offering.”


1/2         Emmerson Mnangagwa
5/1         Sibusiso Moyo
8/1         Constantino Chiwenga
20/1       Jonathan Moyo
33/1       Grace Mugabe
50/1       Robert Mugabe


1/3         South Africa
7/1         Swaziland
8/1         Namibia
8/1         Botswana
10/1       Zambia
10/1       Congo
20/1       Kenya
25/1       Somalia
66/1       North Korea
250/1     UK


50/1       To start his own YouTube channel
66/1       To appear on a UK prime-time chat show
100/1     To start a new nation
125/1     To appear on I’m A Celebrity
150/1     To appear as an after-dinner speaker in the UK

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