Inquest into the death of Belly Mujinga to finally be held this summer


After nearly two years of delay, an inquest into the death of Belly Mujinga is finally set to be held this summer.

Mrs Mujinga, 47, who had underlying respiratory issues passed away on 5 April 2020, days after reportedly being coughed on and spat at by a passenger during a shift for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) at London Victoria Station.

Mrs. Mujinga's death occurred at a period when the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on global ethnic majority groups living in the UK had highlighted once understated health inequalities.

Calls for ‘justice’ in the aftermath of her passing have been ongoing both during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 and the subsequent social justice rallies seeing calls for action to be taken and accountability to be administered.

Coroner Andrew Walker, has confirmed that the inquest will start on June 27 and last for up to seven days.

Mayowa Ayodele