Embattled retail holding company Steinhoff has thrown down the gauntlet to its former executive Stéhan Grobler, demanding that he pay back nearly R300m he was paid in salaries, bonuses and other incentives.

Grobler, who worked for the group in various capacities in a period spanning 19 years, is facing a demand of R238m from Steinhoff Africa Holdings, €1.3m from Steinhoff Europe Group Services and €315,000 from Steinhoff Europe AG (SEAG)...

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