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One woman has lived to tell a tale of the darkness that laid in her husband’s heart only because of a kindness she found in the most unexpected of places — from the hitmen who had been paid to kill her. One year after she was supposed to have been dead and buried, Noela Rukundo... Show More Summary
Noela Rukundo had been with her husband, Balenga Kalala, for 11 years when, last year, she flew from their home in Melbourne, Australia, to her native Burundi for her stepmother's funeral. While there, Kalala ordered gang members to have her killed. They abducted her and told her what they had...
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Balenga Kalala of Melbourne, Australia was stunned after his wife, Noela Rukundo, who he thought was dead after hiring a hitman to kill her, shows up at her own funeral alive and well. According to VIBE, Noela recently went public with her story after she was held hostage at gunpoint on February 20, 2015 by... Show More Summary
Stand-up comedy, sitcoms, movies—it's all pointless. You'll never laugh as hard as when you're really, really, really not supposed to. That's what these Redditors proved when they recently shared stories of their best/worst "I shouldn't be laughing right now moments." You'll especially find some great belly laughs at a loved one's funeral. Show More Summary
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Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral. Finally, she spotted the man she'd been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror. "Is it my eyes?" she recalled...
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Australian woman Noela Rukundo experienced the ultimate spousal betrayal - not infidelity but attempted murder. Jealousy had prompted her husband of 10 years, Balenga Kalala, to want to hire hitmen to kill her, but the end result sure wasn't what he expected. Show More Summary
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Noela Rukundo remembers the feeling, like her "head was going to blow up." She was visiting her native Burundi from her home in Australia, to mourn the death of her mother, when she was abducted and tied up by a group of masked gunmen. Show More Summary
A sad day for the restaurant world. Acclaimed French-Swiss chef Benoît Violier of the three Michelin starred Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville Crissier was found dead in his home over the weekend of an apparent suicide, and today hundreds...Show More Summary
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Woman who escaped husband's plot to kill her confronts him at her own funeral: 'I felt like somebody who had risen again'
Well, you don't hear this story every day… Noela Rukundo, an African woman living in Australia, had gone back to her home country of Burundi alongside her husband Balenga Kalala a year ago to attend a funeral — and she nearly came face to face with her own demise! Related: Keep Up With More Crazy Viral News [...]
The short story is that she won, but the long one is much more complicated.
Noela Rukundo surprised her husband when she showed up to her own funeral, according to the Washington Post. Her husband, Balenga Kalala?, was shocked because she was not only supposed to be dead; he had paid hit men to assassinate her. Show More Summary