Copies of former Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter’s book worth R5000 were allegedly stolen at a bookshop in Montana, north of Pretoria, Gauteng.
The books were reportedly stolen on Thursday, 1 June.
ANDRE DE RUYTER’S BOOKS STOLEN
The book, titled Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom, was published in May by Penguin Random House retailing for R340.
Graffiti Books owner, Leonie van Rensburg told Jacaranda FM that fifteen copies were stolen resulting in a loss of over R5000 for the store.
Van Rensburg said de Ruyter’s book was definitely targeted because somebody that wants to steal a book will take one, they will definitely not take 15 copies and make off with it
“They just walked in, they just walked in grabbed 15 copies and ran off. It was a big display in the front of the store and when the staff member came from the back of the store realised that the books were missing,” she said.
The owner said a case has not yet been opened, however, they are currently looking at the neighbouring store cameras to identify the cameras, adding that the culprit might not be found.
TELL-ALL BOOK BREAKS RECORDS
According to publishers Penguin Random House, de Ruyter’s book set a record in its first week of sales.
The publishers told News24, that they had sold 16 444 copies in its first week, breaking the record set by Jacques Pauw’s The President’s Keepers.
Parliament’s SCOPA plans to summon former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter for a second appearance. Image: Twitter/Andre de Ruyter