Werewolf Qonce

Eastern Cape rural village landcape. Image: Flickr

Werewolf in the village? Dead man’s family denies Qonce residents’ claim

Man during day, wolf at night? Kwaqongqota villagers say a werewolf is in the Qonce area after a man’s death, but the family denies it all.

Werewolf Qonce

Eastern Cape rural village landcape. Image: Flickr

Locals in Qonce claim there’s a werewolf in the neighbourhood after a dead man’s body was found with gory bite marks. However, his family has denied there’s a creature in Kwaqongqota in the Eastern Cape’s Qonce.


The 59-year-old Diesel Michael Makambi’s body was found near a river late last month with nasty bite marks. The event left community members convinced a man-wolf creature is on the loose.

However, the deceased man’s family and the police have come out to dismiss the claims. The victim’s mother says her son was mauled to death by pitbulls from Phakamisa township, Qonce. The werewolf claim is not true.

“Before he passed on, he managed to tell the boys that he was attacked by three dogs and pleaded for help,” she said to News24.

“We heard that a woman had seen my son being attacked by the dogs and screamed for people to rescue him but by the time the boys got there, it was too late.

“The dogs tore my son into pieces,” Nongenile added with a quivering voice.


Meanwhile, rumours have kept Qonce residents convinced there is a werewolf on the prowl. The claims have filtered through from the streets to social media.

However, local police have pleaded with the public to refrain from spreading the werewolf claims.

“A murder docket has been opened for investigation by Ndevana police following the discovery of the body of Michael Makambi on Monday, 25 October at about 8am,” Police spokesperson Captain Mluleki Mbi said.

“According to witnesses, the deceased told them that he was attacked by wild seadogs [iintini]. The docket will be taken to the senior public prosecutor for a decision and might be changed to an inquest.”

Local ANC councilor-elect Kholiwe Faku, also added to rubbish the wild creature claims in Kwaqongqota and the wider Qonce area.

“People must understand that a family is grieving, therefore we must be very sensitive about things we say,” Faku said.

“People must refrain from spreading this werewolf myth, as it has a potential to upset the family. There is no werewolf,” she concluded.