Belly Mujinga death

  1. Searching for the truth about Belly Mujinga

    Rianna Croxford

    BBC News

    Protesters

    The death of transport worker Belly Mujinga following reports she had been spat at by a customer, sparked calls for justice from more than two million people.

    Now, a BBC investigation raises questions about the inquiries carried out by her employer and the police.

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  2. More than two million sign 'justice for Belly Mujinga' petition

    Belly Mujinga

    More than two million people have signed a petition calling for "justice" for a railway worker who died after she was reportedly spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus.

    Belly Mujinga , 47, died with Covid-19 on 5 April, a few weeks after an incident at London's Victoria station.

    In May the British Transport Police (BTP) concluded Mrs Mujinga's death was not linked to the incident and closed the case.

    But the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been asked to review evidence.

    The petition seeks justice for the family of Ms Mujinga and secure protection and support for front line transport workers.

    It was started to help find and prosecute the individual who assaulted Belly Mujinga at London Victoria whilst knowingly being infected with COVID-19. But neither Ms Mujinga's family nor her union - the TSSA - are pursuing a prosecution.

    TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes descirbed the level of support for the petition as “incredible".

    Mr Cortes said:“We have seen an incredible response from the British public over Belly’s death.

    "Two million signatures just goes to show how deeply Belly’s tragic death touched the nation - I want to thank every single one of you who answered the call for justice and signed the petition.

    “Serious questions remain about the circumstances leading to Belly’s death, namely why her employer decided that she should working directly with passenger flow at Victoria Station, at all, never mind without adequate Personal Protective Equipment in the midst of a pandemic."

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