Australian Man Stunned After Wife, Who He Thought Was Dead After He Hired A Hitman To Kill Her, Shows Up At Her Own Funeral

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 a gang of men who her husband and father of her three children allegedly hired to kill her.

She told reporters that after returning to Africa to attend her stepmother’s funeral, she checked in at a local hotel where her husband arranged for her to stay. As she was settling in, she received a call from Balenga, suggesting she walk outside to get some fresh air since she was still saddened by the death of her stepmother. Taking his advice, she went outside and found herself starring down the barrel of a gun.

An unidentified man approached the woman and told her “Don’t scream. If you start screaming, I will shoot you. They’re going to catch me, but you? You will already be dead.” Noela stated that she did exactly what she was told, including walking to the gunman’s car, where she said she sat “Between two men. One had a small gun, one had a long gun. And the men said to the driver, ‘Pass us a scarf.’ Then they cover my face.”

Noela stated that she remained silent for the entire 30- to 40-minute ride. Once they reached their destination, she said she heard “One of the kidnappers tell his friend, ‘Go call the boss.'” Noela was still blindfolded and recalled hearing doors opening, “But I didn’t know if their boss was in a room or if he came from outside.”

“They asked me, ‘What did you do to this man? Why has this man asked us to kill you?’ And then I tell them, ‘Which man? Because I don’t have any problem with anybody.’ They say, ‘Your husband!’ I say, ‘My husband can’t kill me, you are lying!’ And then they slap me.

“After that the boss says, ‘You are very stupid, you are a fool. Let me call who has paid us to kill you.'”

According to the Washington Post, one of the kidnappers called “the boss” and said, “We already have her.” When Noela heard her husband’s voice on the other end of the receiver saying “Kill her,” she felt as if her “head was going to blow up.” She was in disbelief that her own husband would hire a hitman to kill her. But what shocked her the most was when the kidnappers described to Balenga where they were going to “chuck her body.”

Although Noela knew her husband was a violent man because of his past, she was shocked that he was capable of hiring a hitman to have her killed because she “loved this man,” who she married 10 years ago, “with all my heart.” She told reporters that she gave him a beautiful daughter and two handsome sons, so “I don’t know why he choose to kill me.”

“I said to myself, I was already dead. Nothing I can do can save me. But he [kidnapper] looks at me and then he says, ‘We’re not going to kill you. We don’t kill women and children.'”