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De Ruyter to repay Pretoria bookstore for stolen memoir copies




Leonie van Rensburg, the owner of a bookstore in Pretoria, reported that 15 copies of Andre de Ruyter’s book, “Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom,” were stolen during a break-in on Thursday. The theft resulted in a loss of over R5000 for the store as reported by Jacarandafm.

However, there was a positive turn of events when van Rensburg received a phone call informing her that Andre de Ruyter had generously decided to reimburse the store for the stolen copies. De Ruyter, showing his kindness and support, offered to provide the store with 15 replacement copies of his book.

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Experiencing such an incident can be disheartening, but van Rensburg expressed her gratitude for the kind-heartedness of de Ruyter. She acknowledged that despite the unfortunate event, there are still genuinely good people in the world. The bookstore owner extended her thanks to de Ruyter for his generosity during this challenging time.

It is worth noting that “Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom” had an impressive debut, selling approximately 16,000 copies in its first week. This feat surpassed the previous record set by Jacques Pauw’s book, “The President’s Keepers.”


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