Cousin of rail worker Belly Mujinga, who died with Covid-19 after being spat at, opens up about 'disgusting' attack
The cousin of rail worker Belly Mujinga, who died with Covid-19 after being spat at by a man who claimed he had the virus, appeared on Good Morning Britain today.
Belly fell ill a few days after the assault, which happened at London Victoria station the day before lockdown. She sadly passed away 14 days later.
On losing her cousin after the attack, Agnes Ntumba told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “It’s very stressful for all of us in the family. It’s disgusting. How can a human being react in that way to another human? It’s not right."
"She was a lovely woman - happy, caring and she would stand for anybody," she added.
Asked if Belly had reported the assault to the police after it happened, Agnes replied that she didn't because she was "afraid."
"She was very worried about it…I said it was her duty to do it, but nothing has been done," Agnes added.
Recalling the symptoms Belly started to show, Agnes said: "She was coughing a lot, she was always cold and very weak. She called me and said she was in the hospital. She was being treated with oxygen."
On the family Belly has left behind, including her husband and 11-year-old daughter, Agnes revealed: "It’s difficult [for them] to cope at the moment. They feel someone is missing."
British Transport Police are now trying to trace the man who spat on Belly.
Referring to the man in question when Piers asked her what she thought of him, Agnes said: "It’s not right, it’s wrong, he needs to be put in jail and do his sentence - it’s not right."