Ticket collector dies because of Coronavirus after being spat at while on duty
Author: Rafi Benady | Tuesday 12th May 2020
Belly Mujinga, 47, was at the concourse of Victoria Station on March 22 when her and a colleague were spat at by a man claiming to have COVID-19. Both of them fell ill days later and Ms Mujinga, who had underlying respiratory problems, died on April 5 at Barnet Hospital.
Ms Mujinga’s cousin, Agnes, and a staff member who witnessed the assault both claim Belly was forced to continue working by her employers, Govia Thameslink, after the attack despite her physically shaking with trauma. They also claim Govia Thameslink were aware of Ms Mujinga’s respiratory issues.
She leaves behind her 11-year-old daughter, Ingrid. RIP Belly Mujinga.
Managing director of Southern Railway and Gatwick Express, which is owned by Govia, Angie Doll said: “We take any allegations extremely seriously, and we are investigating these claims. The safety of our customers and staff, who are key workers themselves, continues to be front of mind at all times and we follow the latest government advice.
We urge people only to travel if it is absolutely essential.”