The controversial Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill was withdrawn from the National Assembly order paper yesterday.

Shortly after the assembly convened, the ANC asked that two resolutions paving the way for the bill to be debated later in the day, be withdrawn.

No reasons were given and the house agreed. According to a memorandum attached to the bill, its provisions are essential to implement e-tolling.

DA spokesman Ian Ollis said: ”After a call by DA chief whip Watty Watson, which was supported by other parties, and a threat from the opposition to stage a walk-out during the debate on the e-toll bill, the ANC withdrew the bill this afternoon.” – Sapa