The heartbroken husband of a 47-year-old London train worker who died from COVID-19 after being spat on by a thug, has stated that his family’s lives has been destroyed.
Lusamba Katalay originally from Congo, while speaking with The Sun, has revealed how losing Belly Mujinga, following the spitting incident has broken his family, destroying his world and that of their 11-year-old daughter.
The last time he saw his wife in person was when an ambulance took her from their flat in Hendon, north London. She died two days later at Barnet Hospital.
‘I don’t know how I’d react if I saw the man who did this,’ he said. ‘I’m normally reasonable but I’m so devastated right now I might lose it and attack him, I just don’t know. And my anger won’t bring her back.’
Mr. Katalay, 60, says his wife, a former BBC journalist, pleaded with him from her hospital bed not to let their daughter Ingrid see her as they spoke during their final video call.
‘She told me that she didn’t want Ingrid to see her like that,’ he said. ‘She said, ‘Pray for me’.
‘The next morning I got the call saying she’d died. She was our whole world. She’d do anything for anyone.’
Mr. Katalay welcomed Home Secretary Priti Patel’s pledge to double the maximum common assault jail sentence to 12 months for offenders who spit at key workers but want a stricter prison term, he also questioned why his late wife had not been given PPE.