'Surprise, I'm Alive!': Woman shocks husband who ordered her murder

A woman in Australia crashed her own funeral after escaping from the hitmen her husband had hired to killer her. And when she greeted him, she had four words for him: "Surprise! I'm still alive!"

The incredible tale, reported by the BBC, began a year ago in Burundi, where Noela Rukundo had gone to attend her stepmother's funeral.

While Noela was in her native country, a group of hitmen were hired by her husband, Balenga Kalala. They abducted her.

They pointed a gun at her and ordered her into a car where she was blindfolded and driven for 30 minutes.

When they arrived at the location, they asked what she did to her husband to prompt him to have her killed. When she didn't believe that her husband would have her killed, they made a call.

Kalala answered and she heard him say two words: "Killer her." They defied the order and let her go because 'they don't kill women'.

However, they told Kalala they had done the deed.

After two days, they left her on the side of the road with evidence they hoped would incriminate Kalala: a memory card of recorded conversations.

Three days later she was back in Australia where her husband was 'mourning her death'. On February 22, 2015, Noela watched him greet people giving him condolences. Then she surprised him and confronted him.
She said he seemed surprised and thought he had seen a ghost. He tried to apologize but it was too late. 

Kalala was eventually convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison for the plot, which he later confessed to in a recorded phone conversation with his wife.

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