When police minister Bheki Cele visited the family‚ he revealed that the alleged killer was known to the family.
Former tow truck driver Colin Pillay was arrested and appeared in court on three charges of murder on Tuesday.
Govindsamy's sister‚ Thaveshni Naidoo‚ told SowetanLIVE that the family felt like they were living a nightmare that they could not wake up from.
"If they had died in a car crash or of an illness‚ it would be different. But now we have to face the way that they died. And we have so many questions.
"Did they suffer? Why were they killed? Our family will never recover. My brother has lost his family and is now alone‚" she said.