'Monster' plagues Karoo town

2011-04-22 10:41

Steytlerville - Steytlerville, a small Karoo town, is being plagued by rumours of a shape-shifting monster, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

"The community says that the monster changes shape while you are looking at it," Warrant Officer Zandisile Nelani said.

He said one man had reported it changed from a man wearing a suit into a pig and then into a bat. The creature had been sighted on a number of occasions near a church and only appeared at night, Nelani said.

Local residents met with police last week to discuss the strange phenomenon.

Nelani said he had asked people to take a photograph of the alleged monster. Although some locals were frightened of it, it had not harmed any people or livestock.


  • corne.bergakker - 2011-04-22 10:49

    Sounds like a job for Sam and Dean Winchester.

      Kaleidoscope - 2011-04-22 11:40

      Yep, should'nt be a problem for dean and Sam as they have dealt with plenty of Shapeshifters before.

      MetalCut - 2011-04-22 11:46


      JB - 2011-04-22 11:54

      Love that program - Hope we get a season 7 - definetly a job for the brothers

      Sword&Cross - 2011-04-23 08:54

      Just what is malema doing in that town?

      Superdude - 2011-04-23 10:34

      Nice one Corne, enjoyed that comment. Maybe they should test the water in that town...for moonshine.

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-23 12:28

      It was an ANC head. They often change shape when they tell you that they are a king, or a prince, or honest with money, but then they change into pigs, rats, and something that looks like Julius Malema !

      Groenie - 2011-04-24 15:09

      Very "SKERP" Corne

      Groenie - 2011-04-24 15:10

      Very "Skerp" Comment Corne!!!!

  • trunkbutt - 2011-04-22 10:55

    its the tokoloshe!

      Mundu - 2011-04-22 17:14

      The bad news is the Martians have landed in SA....the good news is, they eat people like Malema and piss petrol.

      ASDEB - 2011-04-22 17:15

      Sounds a lot like my ex wife. A pig into a bat...all in a few minutes! And there she rides off into the sunset...on her broom!

      Wes - 2011-04-22 18:50

      Yes the oil slick

      Paracelse - 2011-04-23 13:56

      I thought Tikoloshe was a dwarf???

  • - 2011-04-22 10:55

    it might be the easter bunny after eating magic mushrooms..........or is it the the villagers that are eating the mushrooms?

      mk47 - 2011-04-22 11:30


      Creeky - 2011-04-22 12:33

      They must be cultivating some real good "HOMEGROWN" in the Karoo... or the MOONSHINE is really GOOD this year!!

      k1dbl4ck - 2011-04-22 22:12

      psychotropic fungus growing in the the water feeds after abnormally high rainfall. nothing to see here folks. moving on.

      grant9 - 2011-04-23 10:27

      My first thought was that one or 2 people were high on something and they spread the word around. Simple folk love to believe this sort of thing. Women and children seem to be more likely to believe this sort of thing mainly because they want to. In SA a person can remain a member of the ANCYL until the age of 35. In the rest of the world a person is considered to be an adult at 21. It seems people take a lot longer to grow up here ;-)

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-23 12:29

      Ja, isn't there quite a lot of TIK in that area? The locals should lay off the bad sh#t ...

  • giguthrie2 - 2011-04-22 10:55

    i think they are drinking too much beer there.

      brannawyn meester - 2011-04-22 11:02

      No cheap wine.....

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-23 12:29

      Pap Sak Kak

  • ligte - 2011-04-22 10:56

    Maybe its a politician on red bull

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-23 12:30

      It's definately an ANC politician, shedding it's sheep wool and revealing the true wolf beneath ...

      LBS - 2011-04-23 14:17


      Squeegee Pilot - 2011-04-23 18:24

      Its Apartheids fault and the ANC will step in to save the day just before the election.

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:44

      @Squeegee, I'm glad you know that ANC is allergic to human suffering.

  • Ederik - 2011-04-22 10:56

    Dis die Thokolozi............

  • ETIENNE VAN DER MERWE - 2011-04-22 11:04

    dit is Malema

      POLLENYS - 2011-04-22 11:22

      Bwahahahaaaa! Malema in a white tailor made suit.

      Benny66 - 2011-04-22 11:24

      You took the words right out of my mouth Etienne! The way he is currently "changing shapes" at the hate speech trial, this HAS to be him!

      baasdingane - 2011-04-22 12:10

      It cant be our mate malema - they said "shape-shifting" not a sh*t stirring.

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:28


  • Hennie - 2011-04-22 11:04

    Whatever it is they are smoking down there, must be of good export quality.

  • multicon - 2011-04-22 11:22

    Paranoia after some mind altering substances. I know some people that also changed shape, but that usually takes years.

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-04-22 11:26

    It is the DA going for brownie points

      Damian Newell - 2011-04-22 11:38


  • anita.nortje - 2011-04-22 11:30

    ....its a bloody Tokolosh Agent send to distract attention away from Malema....

  • Byron - 2011-04-22 11:41

    manbearpig? or malema?

      GrimReaper10 - 2011-04-22 12:56

      Guys, forget Malema! I'm super cereal right now! ManBearPig is a major threat!

      Byron - 2011-04-24 11:13

      haha!! legend!

  • Bacon - 2011-04-22 11:46

    Oh crap! The ancestors must have heard that some people are considering not voting for ANC.

  • BigMoose - 2011-04-22 11:48

    Some-one must have dosed their drinking water with hallucinogenic drugs.

  • WATKYKJ - 2011-04-22 11:56

    Thats what you get for voting ANC!! Bwahahahahaha

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:29

      But you are also voting ANC.

      WATKYKJ - 2011-04-25 01:33

      What crack are u smoking?? Lay off the tik tjoma....its not good for u... would rather vote for kids in primary school seeing as they would be more competent!

  • T de J - 2011-04-22 11:57


  • Louis - 2011-04-22 11:59

    is dit nie die ds wat v apartheid hou nie?

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:31

      nie hou apartheid v wat ds die nie dit is?

  • John - 2011-04-22 12:36

    sounds like the mampoer is bloody strong there !!

  • Lucy - 2011-04-22 12:51

    There have been stories of ghosts and wierd spirits in the Karroo for years - maybe they need more entertainment. At least all we have to worry about is breakins, hijackings, murders ..... mmm ... maybe I should go and live there rather.

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-22 12:51

    So i take it there's been an uptake in silver cutlery sales then XD? Also love the show.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-22 12:55

      Aaargh, this was meant for the Sam and Dean comment!

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-22 12:58

    And in a completely unrelated note, the ANC election campaign has been found to have laced the towns water supply with copious amounts of LSD in order to "make them more prone to accepting suggestion from the goverment" as they put it. The event was said to have been broken up by a deranged werecow wearing a bunny-suit and claiming he's the easter bunny. When asked, he (or she, not quite sure) responded with "They all float!"

  • Johan le Grange - 2011-04-22 12:59

    Must be Juluis looking for a farm......

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:31

      And He's going to take them all

  • Mentat - 2011-04-22 13:04

    It is Shell trying to scare residents to vacate the entire Karoo so they can continue exploring without public hearings.

  • Judith - 2011-04-22 13:06

    Isn't it full moon or something?

  • LUFC - 2011-04-22 13:11

    I have seen it

      Mabhulwana - 2011-04-23 14:35


  • Kaleidoscope - 2011-04-22 13:28

    I also saw the monster and i know his true identity! He transformed from a pig to Malema. The pig was cute tho. He should stay in a pigs disguise.

  • Skrappie - 2011-04-22 13:31

    A man with a suit; turning into a pig? I've seen a few of those in my life. Nothing new. :)

      ArnoldusP - 2011-04-22 14:03

      A lawyer - and that not even after five drinks.

  • CBCOZA - 2011-04-22 13:50

    Probably the Fracking okes causing some hype and hysteria to sideline their Fracking expeditions.

  • Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-04-22 13:58

    I want what they have been smoking, must be potent shit.

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:32

      Talking from experience

  • halo1472 - 2011-04-22 14:09

    Is this the News24 site, or the Daily Sun?

  • Paris - 2011-04-22 14:17


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  • Zion - 2011-04-22 14:32

    Sounds like a fracking ghost has come to town.

  • Roger - 2011-04-22 15:12

    Creeky - it's called Karoo Green

  • Fabio - 2011-04-22 15:47

    What are they Smoking, I want some

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:34

      Definitely will get, coz you smoke anything that come your way..Ooops

  • Andrea Lock - 2011-04-22 16:48

    Man-Bat-Pig? Half man, Half bat, Half pig...

      ASDEB - 2011-04-22 17:18

      Thats a creature and a half :>)

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-22 17:57

      You forgot half-batcrap-insane

      JunkPunch - 2011-04-23 17:56

      That's 3 halves???

  • Ruairi Shanahan - 2011-04-22 17:04

    think okes should lay off the shrooms for a bit....

  • Weasledna - 2011-04-22 17:46

    "The Vircolac which is sometimes mentioned in folklore was more closely related to a mythological wolf that could devour the sun and moon and later became connected with werewolves rather than vampires. The person afflicted with lycanthropy could turn into a dog, pig, or wolf." Taken from this thread : Nuff said

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-22 17:58

      Phear the Werepigs!

  • rurapente - 2011-04-22 18:13

    C'mon people its just a Changeling. Might even be Odo! Maybe he's running from the Cardassians or something. Hopefuly not Borg, would be terrible to have a full planet assimilation over a long weekend break...

  • praxis - 2011-04-22 18:42

    don't worry, it's the local politician!

  • Stollie - 2011-04-22 19:05

    Sounds like the resident of Steytlerville need to lay off the LSD a little, no?

  • Nuusleser24 - 2011-04-22 19:14

    Call Chuck Norris!

  • Assegaai - 2011-04-22 20:02

    If you vote ANC the TOKOLOSHE will come for you..........

  • Kevin - 2011-04-22 20:07

    Whatever they are smoking I believe will take out nyaope/mpintshi out of business. Puff and pass,Lol

  • kryses - 2011-04-22 20:10

    firstly I will have a can if that stuff AND when are you silly SAFFAS going to work out that the 1st April comes a bit late in that part of the world

  • Francois - 2011-04-22 20:17

    Het ein Tokoloshe, het ein schwein??

  • flamewulf - 2011-04-22 22:40

    'Ware! 'Ware! For 'tis the WERE-SHEEP! And the moon is nigh!

  • Johan - 2011-04-23 01:27

    Salmaklak of Waterbobbejaan

  • Timothy - 2011-04-23 03:03

    Well, the water has too many pharmaceutical chemicals. Either they all are on the same psychedelic scripts, or the person doing the changing is on them.

  • Curt - 2011-04-23 03:55

    I got a photo of it!

      PicknPay - 2011-04-23 07:51

      LOL, Always had an idea it was Julius.

      Mpangazitha - 2011-04-23 20:35