X Factor’s Gamu Nhengu granted deportation reprieve
December 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Things are looking up for rejected X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu. Earlier this year it was revealed the singer had been ordered to leave Britain, after her family’s visa was denied. But now it seems the lucky star could escape deportation, after a last minute reprieve from immigration officials. Earlier this year, judge Cheryl Cole caused controversy by axing the Zimbabwean born singer from the singing competition. And just weeks after her X Factor exit, Gamu faced further heartbreak, when it was revealed her visa had been denied, meaning she would have to return home to Africa. At the time Gamu revealed she featured for her life, and was terrified of being sent back to the poverty-stricken country.
‘They will punish us if we go back,’ she told the Daily Mirror of the country’s strict government. ‘Our lives are in danger.’ (marie claire)