Mzawulungi Mkhize said he was turned away by the hospital in May and had since stayed at home.
Mkhize said when he first went to the hospital, he was given morphine and other painkillers and then sent home.
“I have lung cancer, but I don’t know what stage I am in. At the hospital, the nurses told me that no hospital would be able to help me as I had less than a year to live. That traumatised me. I couldn’t walk or eat, and things just got worse. I tried to convince them to transfer me to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital but I was told to ‘just go home’ and wait for my death. That is so insensitive to say to a patient,” Mkhize told the Daily News on Sunday.
He had since started taking medication prescribed by a private doctor who was moved by his ordeal and offered his services to him for free.