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.
After 37 years Robert Mugabe has been sidelined by the army. The world should learn from his misrule. Our cover this week pic.twitter.com/heCEcNg3qq
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) November 16, 2017
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
66/1 North Korea
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