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'X Factor' Gamu wins right to stay in UK

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Gamu Nhengu

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Gamu Nhengu and her family have been granted leave to stay in the UK.

The former X Factor contestant, her two brothers and their mother Nokuthula Ngazana had their applications for visa extensions rejected last year by the UK Border Agency.

However, the original decision was reversed last November and the family have now won its appeal against deportation back to Zimbabwe.

In a statement, the family's lawyer Frances Farrell said: "We are delighted to announce that the court has allowed Gamu's, her brothers' and her mother's appeal.

"If the Home Office accepts the decision of the court, then my clients will be granted leave to remain in the UK."

The Home Office has five days to appeal the ruling.

Farrell also added that the decision was "the first great news [the family have] had for months".

Nhengu reached the Judges' Houses stage of last year's competition but did not make the final 16 of the show, provoking anger from her fans.

> Simon Cowell predicted Gamu X Factor win

Watch Gamu's X Factor audition performance below:

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