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Durban - A bus driver was shot and wounded on Wednesday while travelling along Newlands West drive near Earlsfield, Durban, paramedics said.

The man was found still seated in the bus around 6.07pm, Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said.

He was stabilised on the scene before being removed from the bus and taken to a nearby hospital on advanced life support.

Details of the shooting were unclear.