Building Democracy by Killing the President

In a lengthy report on Zimbabwe's upcoming elections, Australia's SBS TV uses hidden surveillance videos to document an apparent plan by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to murder the country's sitting president, Robert Mugabe. According to the footage, money to pay for the killing was channeled through BSMG London, an affiliate of the Weber-Shandwick PR firm. O'Dwyer's PR Daily reported last year that BSMG was hired to represent Tsvangirai's political party, the "Movement for Democratic Change." (Note: Since this program aired, further information has come to light suggesting that the alleged assassination plot may actually have been a frameup by Mugabe's supporters in an attempt to discredit Tsvangirai.)