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Jimmy Tau Remembers Emotional Last Moments With 'Slow Poison'

Yesterday marked the 15th year since the passing of iconic Orlando Pirates striker Lesley Manyathela, and former teammate Jimmy Tau shared his last heartfelt moment with the forward. Did you see it?

Manyathela, who was affectionately known as "Slow Poison" in his playing days, is considered a legend in local football circles despite a promising career being cut short by a tragic car accident.

The lanky forward built a reputation for being one of the country's most lethal strikers, with his technique and goalscoring prowess compensating for a lack of pace, thus him being dubbed "Slow Poison".

Tau, who was one of Manyathela's teammates during his time at Pirates, took to Instagram recently to share what was his last encounter with the forward.

He captioned the post by saying: "On this day I remember the fallen soldier. We played against Cosmos at Rand Stadium. He insisted he wants to go visit his mom for Women's Day. We shared our goodbyes, wished him a safe trip. Least we knew that was our final parting words. We received a call in the wee hours informing us of the tragic news of Lesley 'Slow Poison' Manyathela's accident. We miss you and may your soul rest in peace."

Have a look:

What is your favourite Slow Poison moment? 



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Shillos10 Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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Shillos10 Aug 12, 2018 01:25 PM
May his soul rest in peace
musah005 Joined: 05 Mar 2017
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musah005 Aug 11, 2018 02:15 PM
Tau is just paying tribute,I see the Rats' fans are getting emotional
mbheduyajika Joined: 18 Dec 2017
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mbheduyajika Aug 11, 2018 07:08 AM
...anyways you have just ruined your own icon's memory with your 'in the box' mentality. congratulations: you are stupid
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mbheduyajika Aug 11, 2018 07:06 AM
soccer fans are funny. If somebody is employed by PEP stores earns R2000pm and he gets a job offer at Sasol that pays R50 000,are they suppose to be loyal to PEP stores and live off that R2000 for the rest of their lives? just because of loyalty? you people who are busy calling Tau a Judas,are you happy at your current jobs with your salary? People football is just another job. There is no clause in ones contract that states you are to be loyal to the team.
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Mgoba weBhakaniya Aug 11, 2018 06:52 AM
May his soul rest in peace I remember those days RSA lost a best striker
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May his soul rest in peace , Jimmy Tau please mind chiefs business you betrayed us
Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Aug 10, 2018 06:56 PM
This Judas Escariot Tau need not to talk about Bucs Legends. He betrayed Bucs and let him continue with his voting football for Zebras and we will honour our real legends. Zebras must honour him but I doubt so due to the fact that they failed Thabo Mooki till todate. He is still waiting his promised honorary game.
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MSANDROTIC Aug 10, 2018 06:53 PM
May his soul rest in peace #slowpoison
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P,l moloi Aug 10, 2018 04:13 PM
Tell us what hepen to him and Jimmy'khaoleza
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tebogo gm mahlaba Aug 10, 2018 04:02 PM
It was realy sad on that sunday Morning,loosing the quality striker,with car accident,may his soul Rip Phuti Manyathela.
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Pirates_999 Aug 10, 2018 02:19 PM
Jimmy Tau is the last person to talk this s***t after betraying us like that. He must say things about Zebras, how they should prepare themselves against FFS
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bucs4sure Aug 10, 2018 12:49 PM
U betrayed him when u later joined Chiefs
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Bucs-soldier Aug 10, 2018 12:11 PM
May his soul RIP
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Bucs-soldier Aug 10, 2018 12:11 PM
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