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Woman Crashes Her Own Funeral After Husband Paid Hitmen To Kill Her
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Woman Crashes Her Own Funeral After Husband Paid Hitmen To Kill Her

Her life was spared by the hitmen who had a change of heart.

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A woman, who was supposed to be dead, surprised her husband by turning up at her own funeral in Melbourne, Australia. The twist in the tale is that her husband had hired hitmen to kill her! Noela Rukundo had met her husband Kalala 11 years earlier right after she arrived in Australia from Burundi, Central Africa. The two fell in love and moved in together in Kings Park, Melbourne. They got married and went on to have 3 children. Rukundo also had five kids from a previous relationship. Rukundo thought she knew her partner well. He was a refugee from Congo who fled a rebel army that had ransacked his village, killing his wife and young son. But she also "knew he was a violent man,” Rukundo told the BBC. “But I didn’t believe he can kill me.”

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The terrifying ordeal took place when Rukundo returned to Burundi to attend her stepmother's funeral. Soon after the occasion, she got a call from her husband who was back home. "He says he'd been trying to get me for the whole day," she told the outlet. "I said I was going to bed. He told me, 'To bed? Why are you sleeping so early?' I say, 'I'm not feeling happy'. And he asks me, 'How's the weather? Is it very, very hot?' He told me to go outside for fresh air. I didn't think anything. I just thought that he cared about me, that he was worried about me." That decision was about to change her life. While standing outside her hotel in Burundi she was attacked by an armed group of men. "I opened the gate and I saw a man coming towards me. Then he pointed the gun on me. He just told me, 'Don't scream. If you start screaming, I will shoot you. They're going to catch me, but you? You will already be dead.' So, I did exactly what he told me."