Africa's most advanced economy has fallen into recession for the first time in eight years, and pundits are blaming the president.
"She is bold and you can't fool her," Zuma said about Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, his wife for 16 years.
The country's former energy minister secretly signed an agreement with Russia's state nuclear firm in 2014.
Zuma turned 75 on Wednesday.
Zuma recently fired his popular finance minister, sparking widespread criticism and a credit downgrade for South Africa.
Gigaba has promised to radically transform South Africa's economy, after its credit rating was just downgraded to junk status.
The president fired his popular finance minister to widespread criticism.
Opposition parties have filed motions of no confidence in the president.
The ANC's top brass is divided on whether Zuma should fire the finance minister.
It's the latest sign of a rift in the ANC as it mulls its next leader.
Opposition parties called protests at Zuma's attempt to block investigation into Gupta family.
The Treasury had described the charges as being politically motivated.
It's been a busy few weeks for Jacob Zuma.
The seeds for the corruption scandals plaguing Jacob Zuma's party were sown in 1994.
The ruling party is split over whether the president should resign.
The country's finance minister has been summoned by police but says he won't go.
Coalitions will need to be struck after the ANC's worst performance since 1994.
Jacob Zuma has been heavily criticized for ministerial wavering during a week of shifts.