The brother of a Zimbabwean truck driver who died of cholera at the weekend "is shopping in Durban", KwaZulu-Natal health department spokesman Chris Maxon said yesterday.
"The brother is fine. He was never admitted into hospital and has no cholera. He is shopping in Durban as we speak," he said.
Last week the health department confirmed that the truck driver had contracted the water-borne infection. He died on Saturday night, hours after the department said he was improving.
At the time, another health department spokesman Leon Mbangwa said the trucker had been placed in an isolation ward at Addington Hospital.
The man had left Zimbabwe with his brother and the two checked into a local Durban lodge on Saturday last week.
By that evening the man was vomiting and had diarrhoea.
He was first admitted to City Hospital before being transferred to Addington, in what Mbangwa at the time described as "a semi-coma condition". - Sapa