X Factor: Gamu Nhengu to be deported “as soon as possible”

Gamu Nhengu, who of course hit the headlines when she auditioned for X Factor last year, is to be deported “as soon as possible” according to The Sun.

As you probably recall, Gamu was at the centre of a huge row when she was rejected by Cheryl Cole during the Judges’ Houses round, while the Geordie judge put Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd through.

Following her X Factor rejection, it was revealed that her mother Nokutula’s visa had expired and that she had wrongfully claimed £16,000 in state benefits.

However, a huge campaign began to keep Nhengu and her family in the country, and an initial deportation order was overturned when an appeal was lodged.

But now it seems time has run out for Gamu and her family after immigration authorities deemed it “safe” for her to return to her home country Zimbabwe, despite the fact that Gamu and her lawyers claim the family could face a “firing squad” if they go back.

Speaking from her home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, last year, Gamu told the Daily Mirror, “I wish I’d never entered the X Factor because if I hadn’t been on it my family would be safe, and because of me, now they aren’t.”

A Home Office source told The Sun, “We are doing everything we can to remove her and her family who are here illegally.

“They will be deported at some point.”

How very sad.

More X Factor news soon.

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