More than £25,000 raised for family of rail worker who died with Covid-19 after being spat at


More than £25,000 has been raised for the family of a railway ticket office worker who died with coronavirus after being spat at while on duty.

Belly Mujinga, who had an 11-year-old daughter, was on the concourse of Victoria station in London when a member of the public who said he had Covid-19 spat and coughed at her and a colleague.

Both women fell ill with the virus, and Ms Mujinga died in hospital in Barnet 11 days after the attack on April 5.

Belly Mujinga, 47 (right), who has died after being spat at while on duty

A fundraising page for Ms Mujinga’s family has surpassed its £1,000 target and stood at £25,000 on Wednesday evening.

The attack on Ms Mujinga, who had underlying respiratory problems, was widely condemned, with Transport Salaried Staffs Association general secretary Manuel Cortes saying he was “shocked and devastated” at the death.

Belly Mujinga

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “It is despicable for a key worker to be attacked in this way while serving the travelling public.”

Ms Mujinga’s husband, Lusamba Gode Katalay, described how the suspect walked up to her and spat in her face on March 22.