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Republic of Congo's 'tshukudu': The all-purpose transport scooter


Men sit at a tshukudu (wooden push-bike) stop in Goma on June 18, 2014. - Photos AFP

Men sit at a tshukudu (wooden push-bike) stop in Goma on June 18, 2014. - Photos AFP

Those who ‘drive’ the wooden wonder are in highly respected profession.

What do you do when you need to deliver several hundred pounds of potatoes, 150 stalks of sugar cane, 30 eucalyptus saplings and eight sacks of coal, without motorised transport?

   

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