Twenty-four-twenty. This was the nickname given to Armando Emilio Guebuza after Mozambique's liberation war.
An integral member of his country's struggle against coloniser Portugal, Guebuza famously gave Portuguese settlers 24 hours to leave the country, carrying no more than 20kg.
This was 1975 and the communist Frelimo government was taking control of the country.
Guebuza was the interior minister then. Today he is ready to assume the leadership of a country enjoying a phenomenal economic growth rate.
President Joaquim Chissano announced late last year that he would not seek re-election in the December 1 and 2 elections this year.