X Factor's Gamu "Hopeful" She Can Stay In The UK
The Home Office is reconsidering her family’s visa application...
Axed Gamu Nhengu and her family are "hopeful" that they will be allowed to remain in Britain, after the Cheryl Cole's final three hopefuls, with reports suggesting Katie Waissel was chosen instead over issues regarding her visa, looks likely to stay in the UK instead of being deported back to her native Zimbabwe.
An appeal against the decision not to renew her mother, Nokuthula Ngazana's visa application, was heard at an Immigration Tribunal in Glasgow today, where a rep for the Home Office stated that a "fresh decision will be made in due course."
After the hearing, the families lawyer, Frances Farrelll told the press: "The family are pleased that the Home Office have withdrawn their decisions and decided to reconsider my clients' cases."
"The family are hopeful that they will now be granted leave to remain in the UK. They want to thank everyone for all the wonderful support they have had."
Farrell also added that she hoped the fate of Gamu's family would be decided in the next few weeks, rather than months.
Gamu also hit the the headlines this week after recording a Christmas song in aid of Scottish charity, Aberlour, in a bid to challenge this years XF winner to the coveted Xmas No.1 spot.