Pietermaritzburg bookstore manager grateful looters ignored her store

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Adams bookstore is one of a few businesses that have opened their doors to the public in uptown Pietermaritzburg. Pictured is store manager Tertia Botes.
Adams bookstore is one of a few businesses that have opened their doors to the public in uptown Pietermaritzburg. Pictured is store manager Tertia Botes.
Moeketsi Mamane

The looters appear not to have been avid readers.

That’s according to a Pietermaritzburg bookstore manager who said she was grateful that those who looted, vandalised and torched shops uptown in the CBD left their books alone.

This as the owner of One Touch Internet café said they only survived the looting and vandalism after he and his employees stood in front of the business to guard it.

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