X Factor’s Gamu Nhengu ordered to leave Britain

The singer must return home to Harare in Africa, after her British Visa was denied

First there was outrage following Gamu Nhengu’s shock exit from the X Factor, with judge Cheryl Cole receiving death threats for rejecting the singer. Now Gamu’s visa has been denied, meaning she must return home to Harare in Africa.

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Now some are suggesting her failure to get a place in Cheryl Cole’s final three contestants could have been due to her visa issues.

The denial of the right of Gamu and her family to remain in the country comes after officials discovered the singer’s mother, Nokuthula Ngazana, had claimed up to £16,000 in benefits, while working as a nurse.

‘The applications made by Miss Ngazana and her family were considered in line with the published immigration rules,’ a Home Office spokesman told the Daily Mail.

‘Miss Ngazana’s application was refused as it did not meet all of the conditions for approval. Her family, who had applied as her dependents, were therefore also refused.

‘Skilled workers are not allowed recourse to public funds.’

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Now it’s thought Gamu and her family must leave the UK immediately, or face deportation by immigration officials.

‘Where people are found to have no right to remain in the UK we expect them to leave voluntarily,’ the spokesperson added.

Gamu Nhengu - X Factor 2010 - Marie Claire

This will scupper X Factor bosses’ rumoured plans to bring Gamu back as a ‘wildcard’ contestant during the show’s live rounds.

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