The Judicial Services Commission has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Thompson Mabhikwa.

In a statement the judge is under investigation and the results of the investigation will be released in due course.

“The Commission wishes to advise that investigations into the matter are underway and the Public will be advised of the results thereof in due course”, read the statement.

This comes after the judge’s n_udes, bedroom photos, as well as raunchy WhatsApp messages, were leaked on social media.

It is suspected that an irate lover leaked the nudes when she discovered that the judge was double-crossing her.

According to legal analysts the judge faces possible dismissal from the bench or reprimand if he is found in breach of Section 6 or 7 of the Judicial Code of Ethics which require judicial officers to ensure that their “conduct, in and outside court, is above reproach in the view of reasonable, fair-minded and informed persons.”