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There May Be Hope For X Factor Contestant Facing Deportation!

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She may have a chance yet!

Despite X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu being eliminated from the competition and currently facing deportation, her family's lawyer is apparently ready to battle the courts to ensure that they can stay in the UK!

It was reported earlier that Nhengu's mother, Nokuthula Ngazana, was allowed to live in the country with her daughter as her dependant while she was a nursing student, but was her application for a visa was denied because she allegedly claimed benefits that she wasn't qualified for.

Their lawyer, Frances Farrell, explains:

"It's difficult for me to comment without seeing the written decision but I think their position is going to be that the original application was not on time. That then deprives my client of her normal full rights of appeal to the immigration tribunal. If that is the case, if she has been deprived by the Home Office of her right to appeal, let me make it crystal clear that we will be fighting this all the way to the Court of Session in Edinburgh by judicial review. There was a very slight error due to bank details, but the Home Office led us to believe that was no longer a problem, and I was fully expecting this visa to be granted. She was advised initially by her accountant to apply for working tax credits and then in actual fact was told by the Inland Revenue that she was fully entitled to this. She did everything absolutely above board."

And even politicians are speaking out on behalf of the reality star and her family!

Keith Brown, who is a member of Scottish Parliament, says:

"I have known her for a number of years and heard her sing many times. She is the kind of hardworking talent we should have in Scotland. Her mother has always been described to me as a model and hardworking student who is now serving as a nurse, and if there are any problems over the family's status we should work to resolve them, not see them sent away. UK immigration and the Home Office need to explain why a talented and hardworking family is facing this situation."

We're thrilled that Nhengu's noteriety is getting this situation the press it deserves!

It would be so unfortunate to see them deported, especially if this was all a miscommunication, as their lawyer is claiming!

Makes us wonder how many other families are forced to leave under similar circumstances! Hopefully this incite the government to pay closer attention to those who would normally otherwise fall through the cracks of the system!

What do U think?? Should Nhengu and her family get to stay in UK??

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16 comments to “There May Be Hope For X Factor Contestant Facing Deportation!”



  1. 1

    I am starting believe you don't believe in immigration laws at all



  2. 2

    Send them back where they came from.



  3. 3

    Immigration laws are immigration laws but to some degree unfair. You see criminals walk free all the time. People who tend to contribute are the ones who get the bad end. I think if she was a scientist able to cure cancer it may have been a different case since they would deem her useful but she still is useful but entertaining society and she will give back monies owed and contribute to taxes.



  4. 4

    THERE IS HOPE FOR EVERY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT AND SPONGER IN THE UK. ITS THE WHITE GUYS WHO ALWAYS LIVED THERE THAT ARE SCREWED!



  5. 5

    You probably want Meg Whitman's maid who falsified immigration documents to stay in the US as well. Why am I not surprised.



  6. 6

    Course she should stay, she has young brothers, one who was just a baby, so these kids will feel scottish in every way and Zimbabwe is dodgy and Britain is not supposed to deport people to there. Plus her mum is a nurse and contributes to society, she was claiming working tax credits so if there was a mistake it was on the people who pay them out.



  7. 7

    Re: il slap u and ul love itPeople need to take responsibility for their own lives. I will be in the UK on a Visa in Nov. and I have made sure I know ALL the rules for my visa. I am not going to be ignorant about it, it's my responsibility. They are perfectly clear that you are not allowed any benefits on a dependent visa, it is clearly stated a million times.



  8. 8

    If the wild card spoilers and rumors are true then Gamu didn't make it….Cheryl chose TreyC as her wild card…and according to the news, the Ministry of Immigration in the UK is still asking Gamu and her family to leave UK and return to Zimbabwe.

  9. Bree says – reply to this


    9

    As an American in the UK, I call bullshit. You are well aare you are not entitled to benefits while on a visa. How could it be miscommunication? You get money you know youre not suppose to get? Wow wish I was a good singer so I get a free ride to stay in the UK after my studies. This is really not fair to those who are trying to stay in the country the right (and yet so difficult) way.



  10. 10

    I bet the lawyer they are using to fight the deportation is paid for by the government. The benefits system in England is an absolute joke.



  11. 11

    They deserve to be deported for STEALING money from the government. Benefit thieves do not deserve to stay in the UK.
    Re: Bree – I'm in the exact same position as you, and my visa CLEARLY says "NOT ENTITLED TO BENEFITS". I can't believe people are defending them, after they stole the money of hard working tax payers, like myself.



  12. 12

    Thank goodness the Conservatives are in power and want to change the benefits system. I'm a liberal and a Democrat voter in the US, and if someone like me is supporting the Conservatives changing the benefits system, it's obviously a problem.
    If I have to follow immigration rules, everyone should.



  13. 13

    Ofcourse she should leave! She cant just stay here because shes a good singer, wouldnt it be more great for her to go back to her home country and defie the odds and make a real career for herself as a star? Yes her moms a nurse and thats great, but seriously her skillswould most probably go too better help in the her own country. Im sorry, though i love living in such a diverse country, but come on!



  14. 14

    She shouldn't get special treatment just because she can sing



  15. 15

    just cause she can sing, doesn't mean she has a right to say here. KICK HER OUT!"!



  16. 16

    what i dont understand is why her mother told her to enter when she knew her visa was about to run out. surely if youre moving to another country you need to learn the ins and outs of the law?