Case will be heard on 26 November

X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu‘s family have been granted the right to appeal a decision to deport them back to their native Zimbabwe.

The singer’s mum Nokuthula Ngazana‘s application to extend her working visa was rejected last month by the Home Office because she allegedly received benefits she was not entitled to as an immigrant.

But lawyers for the family – who’ve been living in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, for 8 years – will be able to contest the claims when their case will be heard by the Immigration Court in Glasgow on 26 November.

Solicitor Peter Farrell has previously argued that Nokuthula was told by the Inland Revenue to apply for the tax credits and that they were aware of her immigration status.

During the judges’ homes stage, viewers saw Gamu, 18, fail to make it into Cheryl Cole‘s final acts.

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