Woman Appears At Her Own Funeral


According to a BBC news report, a Burundi woman, Noela Rukundo surprised her husband who he assumed was dead when she appeared during a funeral service that was supposed to be for her. She waited for the last mourner to leave so that she can confront the man who hired gunmen to kill her, then she gently got out of the car and approached the man, who was looking shocked as he saw her. As the man saw her, “he put his hands on his head and said, ‘Is it my eyes? Is it a ghost?'” She replied “Surprise! I’m still alive!”

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Noela Rukundo said she “felt like somebody who had risen again” after narrowly escaping death in the hands of gunmen hired by her husband. The plot to kill her was perfectly orchestrated by her husband who assumed that the gunmen he hired to kill his wife had complied with their part of the deal. But they failed to execute the order and rather chose to spare the woman’s life.

Few days earlier, Rukundo was captured at a gun point outside the hotel she was staying during her visit to her native Burundi to attend her stepmother’s funeral. The gunman pointed a gun at her and ordered 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.”

She was whisked to the car, sat between two of the gunmen and with her face covered with a cloth they asked her “what did you do to this man [her husband]? Why has this man asked us to kill you? She was shocked when she was told that the man in question was her husband. She replied “my husband can’t kill me, you are lying.” After she countered the idea of her husband’s involvement, they slapped her.

The kidnappers made a call, put the phone on speaker and Rukundo heard the husband reaffirm to the kidnappers to kill her. Convinced that it was indeed her husband that wanted her dead, she said “I felt like my head was going to blow up.”

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