“Belly was one of many transport workers going to work to keep our country moving through the pandemic. She has become a symbol of the importance of protecting people at work” – The Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Belly Mujinga, a transport worker, was working during the Covid Pandemic when she was spat at by a passenger. She contracted the Covid virus and died shortly after this incident. The investigation for her case has been halted because the British Transport Police refuse to provide the name of the passenger who spat at her. They have stated that they are adhering to data protection laws and are concerned for the safety of this individual if this information is released. As a result, the legal representations for Mujinga’s family have not been able to begin a private prosecution for this case.
A vigil was held in memory of Belly Mujinga at Victoria station on Monday 5th April. MP Bell Ribeiro Addy attended the vigil.
Dawn Butler, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, has appealed to the public on social media to provide her with the name of the individual so that she can name them publicly. This would allow the legal team to prosecute the case and ensure that justice is carried out.