Belly Mujinga Bio – Wiki
Belly Mujinga was a railway ticket office worker has died with coronavirus after being spat at by a man who claimed he had Covid-19.
Mujinga, who had underlying respiratory problems, was working at Victoria station in London in March when she was assaulted, along with a female colleague.
She was 47 years old.
Cause of Death
Her cousin Agnes and a colleague who witnessed the incident said Mujinga had pleaded against working outside the protection of the ticket office without PPE.
They alleged her employers, Govia Thameslink, knew she had respiratory problems but still insisted she works on the concourse and interacts with passengers.
They claimed she was also sent back to work on the concourse after the spitting incident despite physically shaking with the trauma of what had happened.
Mrs. Mujinga was admitted to Barnet Hospital on 2 April and was put on a ventilator. But she died three days later, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA), said.
Husband & Children
Her husband’s name is Gode Katalay and they have an 11-year-old daughter. Her husband Lusamba Gode Katalay said the man had asked his wife what she was doing and why she was there.
“She told him she was working and the man said he had the virus and spat on her,” he added.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman described the attack on the key worker as “despicable”. Mr. Katalay said he called his wife on a video app when she was in the hospital, but didn’t hear from her again.
“I thought she might be asleep, but the doctor phoned me to tell me she had died,” he said. m”She was a good person, a good mother, and a good wife. She was a caring person and would take care of everybody.”
Ten people attended Mrs. Mujinga’s funeral, including her 11-year-old daughter.
Her cousin Agnes Ntumba told the BBC that Mrs. Mujinga believed she was safe in her usual work environment – the ticket office. “They should not have made her work on the concourse,” she said.
“She shouldn’t have died in this condition. We could have prevented it – if she had more PPE or if they kept her inside instead of being on the concourse.”
TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: “We are shocked and devastated at Belly’s death. She is one of the far too many front-line workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus.”
The union added that there were “serious questions about her death”.
“As a vulnerable person in the ‘at-risk’ category, and her condition known to her employer, there are questions about why she wasn’t stood down from frontline duties early on in this pandemic,” Mr. Cortes said.