X Factor’s Gamu Nhengu Given Right To Immigration Appeal

X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu has been given the right to immigration appeal. The audience favourite only made it through to judges’ houses on the television show, however, she hit headlines when it was revealed that she may be forced to leave the country.

Zimbabwean-born Gamu has been living in Scotland with her mother and two brothers. Her mother Nokuthula Ngazana was permitted to stay in the UK while she studied at university, with Gamu as her dependent. However, the UK Border Agency rejected her application, saying it did not “meet all of the conditions for approval”. The family’s solicitor cites this as owing to an administrative error on the form.

The UK Border Agency had previously insisted that the family had no right to appeal against the decision, but this has been overturned and the case will be heard by the Immigration Court in Glasgow on 26 November.

X Factor producers have said they’ll do everything they can do to support Gamu and her family. I hope everything works out for the young talent.

Source: BBC

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