After he hired hitmen to kill her, an unbelievably badass woman surprised her husband at her own funeral.
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. This really makes all the idiot husbands on Ashley Madison look like saints.
The saga began a year ago, when Rukundo flew with her husband to Burundi (her home country) to attend her stepmother's funeral. She was fatigued and saddened by the service, and returned to their hotel room to rest. Her husband did not go to the room with her, but he did call her to check in and offer a suggestion. Burundi told the BBC:
He told me to go outside for fresh air.
She followed his advice. And the second she stepped outside, a man rushed her with a gun and immediately threatened her life:
Don’t scream. If you start screaming, I will shoot you. They’re going to catch me, but you? You will already be dead.
The rest of her ordeal plays out like a scene from an action movie or crime drama TV show. She was blindfolded and driven to an abandoned building. There, she was tied to a chair, where her kidnappers delivered the terrifying reality of why she had ended up that way: