Yes, they are.
And, just in case it disappears like a bloody agent into the night, I have decided to document their concern here:
3 November 2010
The ANC Youth League is concerned by the continuous creation of fake Twitter accounts in the name of ANC Youth League President Julius Malema. There are computer hackers who have created twitter accounts in the name of the President and recurrently posting [sic] misleading messages.
The ANC YL has in [sic] more than one occasion reported these impersonators and hackers, yet no action has been taken against them by the twitter administrators. We will now approach the relevant authorities to report these hackers and call for the closer [sic] of twitter if its administrators are not able to administer reports for violation of basic human rights and integrity.
Those who are hacking systems and impersonating the ANC YL leadership should immediately stop doing so because the laws of this country will come very hard on them [sic].
Issued by the ANC Youth League
Contact Floyd Shivambu, ANC Youth League Spokesperson
And no: no computer hackers have created fake ANCYL press releases – this is for real.
Such is the future of politics in South Africa.