Mandela makes UN appeal

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New York - President Nelson Mandela appealed to the United Nations to help eradicate extreme poverty in South Africa. Stability, democracy and the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist society depended 'on our ability to change the material conditions of life of our people, so that they not only have the vote, but they have bread and work as well,' Mr Mandela told the UN General Assembly. In post-apartheid South Africa, millions were politically empowered but 'caught in the deathly trap of poverty'. Reuter