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One of the temporary residential units (TRU) at Mamelodi hostels in Tshwane.
One of the temporary residential units (TRU) at Mamelodi hostels in Tshwane.
Alex Mitchley/News24

Temporary residential units (TRUs) meant to ease congestion in dense informal settlements to contain the spread of Covid-19 have been occupied prior to the official handover by people who are not the intended beneficiaries.

This could result in the national Department of Human Settlements spending money on beneficiaries who do not meet the criteria for occupying a temporary shelter.

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