A young would-be performer who captivated viewers with her performance on a massively popular TV talent show in the UK faces being deported back to Zimbabwe.
Gamu Nenghu was booted off the show at the weekend.
Her plight has captured the attention of the British tabloids, who are urging the government to let her stay.
Gamu’s story has also gone viral, a clear sign of the times.
She has more than 200 thousand supporters on Facebook, an indication of the role played these days by social media.
“I think it is really sad, really, because she was in my music class and I heard her sing every day, she was in choirs, she even wrote her own song with the music teacher, she was just amazing, I think its so sad that she has to leave.” said a classmate.
18-year-old Gamu has been living in Scotland with her family, but their visas have now expired.
Immigration officials have confirmed her family has been refused permission to stay in Britain.